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# bodywhys - Saturday 20 February, 2021

'More and more students are coping with anxiety through either restricting their eating or binge eating'
# Pandemic Impact
# Pandemic Impact

'More and more students are coping with anxiety through either restricting their eating or binge eating'

Feb 20th 2021, 6:30 PM 21,166 Views 12 Comments

Dr Aoife O’Sullivan, a GP treating UCC students, writes about the impact of the pandemic on her patients.

# bodywhys - Saturday 13 February, 2021

People with eating disorders presenting more unwell since pandemic
# Pandemic Impact
# Pandemic Impact

People with eating disorders presenting more unwell since pandemic

Feb 13th 2021, 7:01 AM 15,462 Views 8 Comments

Rises in acute presentations and significant increases in referrals to specialist teams also reported.

# bodywhys - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Extra funding promised for eating disorder services last year was spent elsewhere
# Funding Failure
# Funding Failure

Extra funding promised for eating disorder services last year was spent elsewhere

Jan 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 14,164 Views 8 Comments

Since 2018, just over 3% of money allocated to improve supports and treatment was actually spent on this by HSE.

# bodywhys - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

Advice for people with eating disorders, and their loved ones, this Christmas
# Food
# Food

Advice for people with eating disorders, and their loved ones, this Christmas

Dec 22nd 2020, 6:30 PM 13,441 Views 0 Comments

Some people start to deny themselves food in the weeks leading up to Christmas, while others binge eat.

# bodywhys - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Compromise and having a 'code word': How to make Christmas easier for people with eating disorders
# Advice
# Advice

Compromise and having a 'code word': How to make Christmas easier for people with eating disorders

Dec 24th 2019, 11:00 AM 12,813 Views 10 Comments

This time of year can be very difficult for a person with an eating disorder, but there are ways to help.

# bodywhys - Saturday 2 November, 2019

'It takes over a person's life': How clean eating can go too far
# Orthorexia
# Orthorexia

'It takes over a person's life': How clean eating can go too far

Nov 2nd 2019, 9:00 AM 27,130 Views 13 Comments

The practice involves eating minimally processed foods that provide maximal nutritional benefits.

# bodywhys - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Maeve Madden got real about her struggles with body dysmorphia on the 'gram
# Body Dysmorphia
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# Body Dysmorphia

Maeve Madden got real about her struggles with body dysmorphia on the 'gram

Feb 5th 2019, 4:17 PM 7,678 Views 0 Comments

“The stress and pressure I put [my body] under, it breaks my heart.”

# bodywhys - Saturday 12 August, 2017

'Recovery is possible': A third of people seeking help for eating disorders have had one for over 10 years
# Reaching Out
# Reaching Out

'Recovery is possible': A third of people seeking help for eating disorders have had one for over 10 years

Aug 12th 2017, 9:00 PM 17,295 Views 9 Comments

Charity Bodywhys said that a large number seeking help 10 years on have never accessed any form of treatment.

# bodywhys - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Increasing numbers of older people are suffering from eating disorders
# Anorexia
# Anorexia

Increasing numbers of older people are suffering from eating disorders

Aug 9th 2016, 6:00 AM 14,673 Views 5 Comments

The Bodywhys group has reported a 9% increase in helpline calls and a 19% increase in email contact from those aged 36-55.

# bodywhys - Monday 22 February, 2016

89% increase in middle-aged people seeking help for eating disorders
# Bodywhys
# Bodywhys

89% increase in middle-aged people seeking help for eating disorders

Feb 22nd 2016, 7:30 PM 11,075 Views 5 Comments

“Eating disorders can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender. They are not about food nor are they a diet.”

# bodywhys - Monday 8 June, 2015

'An eating disorder is often an incredibly isolating experience'
# Bodywhys
# Bodywhys

'An eating disorder is often an incredibly isolating experience'

Jun 8th 2015, 12:15 PM 6,672 Views 3 Comments

Most people seeking help have been unwell for over a decade.

# bodywhys - Monday 23 February, 2015

Increase in the number of men in their 20s and 30s with eating disorders
# Awareness
# Awareness

Increase in the number of men in their 20s and 30s with eating disorders

Feb 23rd 2015, 5:30 PM 14,613 Views 23 Comments

Eating Disorder Awareness Week starts today.

# bodywhys - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Over 92% increase in people looking for help over eating disorders
# Body Image
# Body Image

Over 92% increase in people looking for help over eating disorders

Sep 3rd 2014, 10:36 PM 7,741 Views 16 Comments

Bodywhys support service said that the majority of calls are from those aged 25-35.

# bodywhys - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Woman walks 364k in a bikini to raise awareness of eating disorders
# Finish Line
# Finish Line

Woman walks 364k in a bikini to raise awareness of eating disorders

May 17th 2014, 10:30 AM 22,644 Views 23 Comments

There are 200,000 people in Ireland registered with eating disorders.

# bodywhys - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Men being treated for eating disorders up 67% in the last five years
# Muscle Dysmorphia
# Muscle Dysmorphia

Men being treated for eating disorders up 67% in the last five years

Apr 16th 2014, 8:01 PM 11,672 Views 25 Comments

Bodywhys says the misconception that eating disorders are a ‘female issue’ can sometimes make it harder for a man to acknowledge there is a problem.

# bodywhys - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Fad diet books encouraging "dangerous thinking" about body image
# Eating Disorders
# Eating Disorders

Fad diet books encouraging "dangerous thinking" about body image

Feb 17th 2013, 8:45 AM 12,217 Views 26 Comments

Bodywhys said the books can also act as a trigger for those who already have an eating disorder.

# bodywhys - Monday 11 February, 2013

Online programme to support teens with self-esteem issues
# Self Esteem
# Self Esteem

Online programme to support teens with self-esteem issues

Feb 11th 2013, 4:05 PM 4,190 Views 3 Comments

The launch of the programme is to coincide with Eating Disorders Awareness Week.